50 arts events in Vancouver in August


THEATER UNDER THE STARS features performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, which organize alternating parties. August 27Malkin bowl.

PER DIEM: THE GERD METZDORFF COLLECTION Collection of drawings, paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures presented for the first time to the public. August 21, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Griffin Art Projects. Free.

XICANX: DREAMERS + CHANGEMAKERS / SOÑADORES + CREADORES DEL CAMBIO The exhibition presents, for the first time in Canada, the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists. As of January 1UBC Museum of Anthropology.

PEARL NOSTALGIA Exhibition exploring the use of contemporary beadwork as a means of honoring the past. As of October 23Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

THE IMITATION GAME: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The exhibition examines the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world. As of October 23Vancouver Art Gallery.

Uninvited is presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

NOT INVITED: CANADIAN FEMALE ARTISTS IN THE MODERN MOMENT Major exhibition bringing together more than 200 works from a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, beaders and sculptors. As of January 8Vancouver Art Gallery.

THE GHOSTS OF THE MACHINE An exhibition on humans, technology and ecology, curated by Elliott Ramsey. August 14, Polygon Gallery. Sorry.

WE WERE SO FAR AWAY: THE INUIT EXPERIENCE OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS The traveling exhibit uses first-person narratives and archival footage to tell stories about the Inuit residential school experience. As of November 27, Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adult/$11 senior.

THEATERSPORTS Two teams of improv comedians compete for laughs and support from the audience judges. August 27, The Center for Improvisation. $24.50 – $31.50.

START ELSEWHERE: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION A collectible exhibition centered around the video installation Seraphine by Krista Belle Stewart, Seraphine also includes works by Rebecca Belmore, Brian Jungen and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. August 14Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

Bard on the Beach runs at Vanier Park.
Emily Cooper.

BARD ON THE BEACH The annual outdoor Shakespeare festival features performances by Dream of a summer night and Romeo and Juliet. As of 24 Sept.Vanier Park.

AROUND US Photography by Olga Abeleva, Rebecca Bair, JJeff Downer, Dennis Ha, Shizen Jambor, Jake Kimble, Katie Kozak, Sylvain Sailly and Gloria Wong. August 6, Burrard Arts Foundation. Free.

SWIMMERS: VICKI SMITH & JOSHUA JENSEN-NAGLE An exhibition on our relationship to water, with works by photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle and painter Vicki Smith. August 12, Pendulum Gallery. Free.

MAINALLEY POP UP GALLERY PROJECT ReVision (the recycling art group) and the Sculpture Society of BC present an exhibit highlighting climate catastrophe. August 31, HAND gone. Free.

DANCE DANCE DANCE Free outdoor Latin dance lessons on Friday evenings. August 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Queen Elizabeth Theater Plaza. Free.

CLOSED: THE SOUL SPEAK Art exhibition by the UBC Art & Justice team featuring works by incarcerated artists. August 19Gachet Gallery.

Farren Timoteo plays in the Arts Club’s Made in Italy.
Moonrider Productions

MADE IN ITALY The Arts Club’s musical coming-of-age story of a second-generation Italian teenager struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta is back by popular demand. August 21, Scene from Granville Island. Starting at $39.

THE NEW GENERATION: BAROQUE INNOVATIONS Vancouver Bach Festival concert featuring soprano Ellen Torrie, violinist Marie-Nadeau Tremblay and theorbist Sylvain Bergeron. August 3, 1 p.m., Salle Pyatt. $15 to $30.

KIRAN DEOL Comedian and actress, co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria podcast. August 3, 7 p.m., Rio Theater. $31.31.

TRUE TO THE LOCATION: STÍMETSTEXW TEL XÉLTEL The exhibition curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:lō) examines the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. As of March 19, 2023Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

TAPESTRY OF CHANGE: INUIT ART IN CONTEXT A display of Inuit textiles, prints and flat art from the collections. As of October 2, Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adults/$11 seniors.

POLAR OPPOSITES Burnaby Summer Theater presents a theater production for young audiences. August 25, 12:30 p.m., Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery. Sorry.

UMBRELLA ARTS SUMMER SESSION Summer programs in art, design, dance, theatre, music and cinema for young people aged 3 to 19. August 26Umbrella Arts.

Comedian Hannah Einbinder performs at the Rickshaw Theatre.

HANNAH EINBINDER The American comedian, actress and writer performs a stand-up night. August 47 p.m., Rickshaw Theatre.

STAGES: SONDHEIM & SCHWARTZ Port Moody’s Ioco Players presents a community musical revue featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz. August 47-9:30 p.m.; 5 August7-9:30 p.m.; August 67-9:30 p.m.; August 7, 3-5:30 p.m., Inlet Theatre. $35.

BACH & TUNES – SEVERAL VOICES FOR ONE Early Music Vancouver 2022 artist-in-residence David Greenberg leads a musical journey that winds between baroque solo violin repertoire and traditional Scottish fiddle tunes. August 4, 1 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. $15 to $30.

RESONANCE UNTAMED – THE SWEDISH NYCKELHARPA Early Music Vancouver presents a concert featuring the Swedish nyckelharpa, an ancient cousin of the hurdy-gurdy. August 4, 4-5 p.m., Roedde House Museum. $35.

OUT OF THE DEPTH Vancouver Bach Festival concert featuring violinist Chloe Kim and baritone Jonathan Adams. August 4, 7:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. $18 to $75.

MONSOON FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS The South Asian Arts Society presents its seventh annual festival of South Asian theatre, dance and music. August 5-31, Campbell Valley Red Barn. Free up to $20.

TURNING WASTE INTO TREASURE Eleven artists transform salvaged objects into art. August 5 to September 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cityscape Community Art Space. Free.

BACH: FOUR SONATAS AND A CONCERTO The Vancouver Bach Festival concert features violinist Chloe Kim. 5 August, 1 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral. $15 to $30.

Comedian Tig Notaro performs at the Vogue Theater.

TIG NOTARY American comedian, writer and actress, known for her deadpan comedy. 5 August, 7 p.m., Vogue Theatre. $36.50 – $39.50.

BACH: KALEIDOSCOPE/REIMAGINATIONS The Vancouver Bach Festival concert highlights Bach’s love of adapting works by other composers, such as Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Strings, which he reworked for four harpsichords. 5 August, 7:30 p.m., Chan Center for the Performing Arts. $18 to $75.

WRITE ON BOWEN: A FESTIVAL OF READERS AND WRITERS ON BOWEN ISLAND The literary event includes eight workshops over two days. August 6-7, 9:20 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cove Commons. Various.

FIRST STUDIOS OPEN ON SATURDAY Explore working studios, learn techniques, and build relationships with artists. August 6, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Parker Street Studios. Free.

OPEN WORKSHOP WITH KYLA GILBERT AND JAMES HARRY Artists in Residence Kyla Gilbert and James Harry discuss the work they have undertaken while at Griffin. August 7, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Griffin Art Projects. Free.

THE KESSLER ACADEMY Young musicians take the stage after a week-long mentorship program led by Vancouver’s Microcosmos Quartet. August 7, 3-4 p.m., Pyatt Hall. $32/$15/$10.

MOZAICO FLAMENCO PRESENTS THE FARNAZ OHADI “PERSIAN FLAMENCO” ENSEMBLE The jazz ensemble combines flamenco with the Farsi poetry of oppression, human rights, love, loss and grief. August 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Anne MacDonald Studio at the Presentation House Theatre. $20-25.

COMEDY BLOW! BANG! Comedy show featuring Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins and the CBB All-Stars. August 12Vogue Theatre.

MUSIC IN THE SQUARE DRUM CIRCLE WITH STEVE SACKY Join Steve Sacky for an interactive drum circle. Bring your own drum or use the ones provided. August 12, 7-8 p.m., Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. Free.

MY WAY GUIDE: A CELEBRATION OF SEDNA MUSIC Urban Ink features performances by Corey Payette, Chelsea Rose, Merewyn Comeau and Desirée Dawson. August 12, 8 p.m., York Theater . $5 to $29.99.

Broadway Across Canada Presents Come from afar.

COME FROM AWAY Hit musical based on the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small Newfoundland town that took them in. August 16-28Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

POPULAR! SUMMER WALK Performances by Vostok, Pangea Arts, Gamelan Tekanan Suara and Cause & Effect Circus. August 18-28, 6 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Darts Hill Garden Park. $5 to $35.

MUSIC IN THE PLACE AUX FLEURS D’ÉPIGNON Join Celtic trio Blackthorn Blossoms for the latest performance in the Music in the Square series. August 19, 7-8 p.m., Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. Free.

PUFF THE MAGIC IMPROV SHOW Improvisation show based on suggestions from the public. August 19, 8-10 p.m., China Cloud. $20.

AFTERNOON PAINTING ALONG – FRIDA KAHLO PAINTING Paint the artist who inspires so many in a fun afternoon painting class, with all supplies provided. 21st of August, 1-4 p.m., Parker Street Studio. $60.

CLASSIC MYSTERY TOUR The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the Beatles. August 258:30 p.m., PNE Amphitheater.

NCHEM?U?S DAY A day of sharing with Indigenous knowledge keepers, elders, artists, storytellers and friends. August 25, 4-8 p.m., Presentation House Theatre. Free.

WOW! IT’S SURE MUSIC! A night of original musical comedy. August 26, 8 p.m., Biltmore Cabaret. $15 online, $20 at the door.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal present Leonard Cohen dance me.

LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL PRESENTS DANCE ME BY LEONARD COHEN Ballet Jazz de Montréal dance piece, inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen. August 30, 8 p.m., Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Starting at $51.45.


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